Special Schools and Small Primary Schools

We offer a subscription at a reduced rate which is available to primary schools with 59 pupils or less and all special schools.

This entitles your school to:

  • Borrow a maximum of 750 curriculum items during the subscription year, including books, guided reading sets, artefacts, story sacks, DVDs and audiobooks.
  • The facility to order resources online.
  • Regular delivery of resources direct to your school or you can visit us to choose resources and see the wide range of stock for yourself.
  • An entitlement of up to 200 books on long term loan for your classroom or library. These can be swapped for new titles on an annual visit by our mobile library. This is in addition to the 750 curriculum resources.
  • Access to help and advice on all aspects of school library provision.
  • The opportunity to attend our free Junior Librarian user groups.
  • Access to our meeting room. This can be used free of charge for school inset days, subject to availability.

How to Subscribe

Cheshire West and Chester primary and special schools sign up to the service through the Schools Business Support Agreement (SBSA), and Cheshire East primary and special schools through ChESS. Both run from September to August.

Primary and special schools in Warrington and Halton, and secondary schools across all authorities, sign up to the service through a Service Level Agreement which is sent out to all schools in January and runs from April to March each year.  

We can arrange for schools to subscribe to the service part way through a subscription year, with a view to buying in a full subscription at the appropriate renewal time.

Contact us

Education Library Service
Browning Way
Woodford Park Industrial Estate
Winsford
CW7 2JN

Phone: 01606 275801
Fax: 01606 861412
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